The new MIU Menís Health Foundation announces grants of more than $30,000 in support of efforts designed to support research and/or awareness for the treatment of menís health issues.
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ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. Ė The new MIU Menís Health Foundation announces grants of more than $30,000 in support of efforts designed to support research and/or awareness for the treatment of menís health issues.
William Beaumont Hospital Ė Royal Oak will receive $25,000 for the establishment and development of its Advanced Diagnostic and Novel Prostate Cancer Therapy Research Program, conducted through William Beaumontís BioBank. The focus of the program will be advanced genetic and prostate cancer research to generate innovative analysis techniques and cutting-edge technologies for early detection of the disease and personalized treatment plans for men throughout Southeast Michigan.
The Birmingham Community House will receive an annual contribution of $3,000 to assist with the organizationís quarterly lecture series providing education and awareness for menís health issues. Each lecture is recorded and offered online on at michiganurology.com and miumenshealthfoundation.org.
MIU Menís Health Foundation also has allocated a yearly scholarship, the Jeff Murri Award, of $1,000 to Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine for a student focusing study on menís health. The award is named in posthumous honor of Jeff Murri, the well-respected vice president and general manager of WJBK-TV FOX 2 Detroit. Anyone who would like to make a donation to the Jeff Murri Scholarship Fund can do so online at http://www.miumenshealthfoundation.org/donate.html, donating in memory of Jeff Murri, or via mail to:
MIU Menís Health Foundation
Attn: Jeff Murri Scholarship Fund
Shores Professional Building, St. Clair Shores
20952 12 Mile Road, Suite 200
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
The Erectile Dysfunction Foundation (EDF), an internet-based organization, described as the first nationwide advocacy group for erectile dysfunction, will receive $5,000 to support the formation of a new website to provide clear, unbiased information about treatments, resources and developments for erectile dysfunction. The mission of EDF is to educate men about erectile dysfunction and help them find a treatment or cure through education, support, advocacy and research.
Previously, the MIU Menís Health Foundation also donated $25,000 to fund prostate cancer research and assist patient care with the DaVinci robot at Beaumont Hospital.
In November 2011, the MIU Menís Health Foundation and its partners coordinated the first-ever free Menís Health Event, providing more than 700 men, even those without health insurance, with free health screenings and information sessions to give them a better understanding of how to stay healthy. On October 6, 2012, the Foundation will host its Menís Health Event at Ford Field to increase the number of men they are able to assist at the event this year. Those interested in registering should visit www.TheMensHealthEvent.com.
About MIU Menís Health Foundation
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, MIU Menís Health Foundation is dedicated to promoting the awareness, education, research and treatment of prostate cancer and menís health related issues in southeastern Michigan. Founded by the Michigan Institute of Urology, the largest multispecialty urology practice in Michigan, the MIU Menís Health Foundationís signature events are the MIU Run for the Ribbon 5k Run/Walk & Gala, established in 2008, and the Menís Health Event, introduced in 2011. For more information about the MIU Menís Health Foundation, visit MIUMensHealthFoundation.org.